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Watch the Box: Reprise, Recycle, Return


Debra Messing returns as The Starter Wife in a 10-episode USA series. Writing team Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott are EPs.

Damon Wayans is executive producer, writer and star in an untitled project for ABC, assuming the net likes the script. The storyline focuses on a recent widowed dad and the 19 year old step son he never knew.
(That can’t be right–a step son he never knew? So the kid’s a total stranger?)

George Lucas is planning a Star Wars TV series, with lots of robots, but no Luke, Leia, or Darth Vader. Jar-Jar, come out, come out wherever you are….

WE goes retro with Chain Gang Girls–a two-hour documentary about the lives of incarcerated women shackled and working together on a prison chain gang. This is women’s entertainment?

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Slate’s Seth Stevenson on Starter Wife Soap


Seth Stevenson dashes off an over-wrought piece in Slate about The Starter Wife, that mini-series that’s hyped to high heaven. The headline reads:

Soap Opera: How Pond’s infiltrated The Starter Wife writers’ room.

First, there’s no “writers’ room”. There’s a team, Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, who’ve also written Rapunzel, The Runaway Bride, and others of this genre. Writers’ rooms are a staple of weekly sitcom production.

Be that as it may, Stevenson wrings his hands over the nefarious influence of Ponds, the moisturizer people, over Gigi Levangie Grazer’s deathless novel. Stevenson really, really hates these personal care brands–remember his Dove rant? At least Messing’s bony enough to not inspire his invective–although India’s thin, and he hated India.

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